A few Saturdays, Onin.London had the immense pleasure of attending Fitzrovia’s multi-award-winning boutique hotel, The Mandrake (https://www.themandrake.com/) to meet with their Artist in Residence, acclaimed contemporary artist Jonas Burgert.
From 13th – 16th October 2022, Jonas undertook a one-of-a-kind portrait of hotel founder and owner Rami Fustok – himself is an avid collector of Jonas’s acclaimed work – in front of guests within the hotel’s Greenhouse-meets-labyrinth. We got a sneak peak on the night and it’s amazing! It’s no wonder the hotel and Rami love his work.
Owner, Rami Fustok says: ‘A prolific artist in every sense, Jonas’s works exhibit an unlimited imagination of characters and colliding worlds that we can only dream of. Our nightmares, adventures and dreams all come to life with Jonas’s irrefutable talent. It is an honour to welcome him to The Mandrake to live, work and breathe in our home.’
Burgert’s work has been exhibited globally within numerous group and solo shows, including Geschichtenerzaehler, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, 2003; Triumph of Painting Part VI, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2006; Long Museum, Shanghai; Burger Collection, Hong Kong; Denver Art Museum, US; Rubell Family Art Collection, US; and Taguchi Art Collection, Japan. The Mandrake has two pieces already in the hotel and they really are masterpieces.
Dinner took place in the beautiful Private Dining Room. The red lacquered space is a dramatic backdrop for private gatherings and had a guests looking in awe. The Private Dining Room can cater for up to 20 guests and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It can also be reserved at any other time of the day for meetings and events. There’s just something about having dinner in a Private Dining Room that just makes an evening more special!
During the evening we were wined and dined until the early hours of the morning, learning more about Jonas’ work and the hotel. We ate Oysters with Champagne Granita… which is now my favourite way to eat oysters. Other stand out dishes of the evening were the Roasted Cornish Sea Bass and the Yellow Tail, Plantain and Aji Tiridito. Though to be honest it’s hard to pick a favourite dish of the evening. Every single dish was pretty amazing.
It was a once in life time experience we won’t be forgetting anytime soon. Thanks The Mandrake for inviting us, we had a fabulous time and we can’t wait to come back and visit to explore the art work that makes The Mandrake a one-of-a-kind hotel.
20-21 Newman Street
London W1T 1PG